Kelowna Falcons

Wags In The Bigs

Former Falcons pitcher Tyler Wagner will make his Major League debut on Sunday when his Milwaukee Brewers host their Arizona Diamondbacks.

Wagner will get the start on the bump at Miller Park after playing the first six weeks of the season at Double-A Biloxi.  He is an impressive 5-1 with a 2.01 ERA in nine starts before the call up.

A season ago Wagner was in Class A Advanced in Brevard County Florida, where he finished 13-6 with a 1.86 ERA.

It was back in 2010 when Wagner came to Kelowna following his freshman year at the University of Utah.  He threw 32 innings for the Falcons that summer, posting a 3-0 record, 4.50 ERA and struck out 35 in 19 appearances.  All three of his wins came on the road.  He was in the Okanagan as a two-way player, but stated he wanted to focus on pitching that summer to take him to the next level.  It paid off!

Wagner joins Chris Davis (Baltimore) and James Paxton (Seattle) as the other Falcons alumnus in the Majors.

“We are so happy for him,” stated Falcons GM Mark Nonis.  I remember him well; a tall, lengthy righty that we had high hopes for.  I remember he came to us as an infielder/reliever, but told us and Pitching Coach Scott Kelly he wanted to be on the mound as much as possible.”

Wager will throw out the first pitch on Sunday at 11:10am PST

Congratulations Tyler!  Watch him as he’s introduced to the media in Milwaukee. WATCH

The Falcons open the season on Friday in Victoria, before the home opener on Tuesday June 9 with Yakima in town presented by TELUS and Cisco.

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